Colonial Floorcloth

I,ve just finished this floorcloth for a client's dining room. It's 81/2 feet x 12 feet!
Marbleized checks in shades of yellow and gold [ light ochre] .#floorcloths #kateladd #marbelizing


I Haven't BLOGGED for a while ...

I HAVEN'T BLOGGED for a while.....

So I'm not sure how - things have changed - a LOT!

Trying to upload a painting that is in a show at NC State, sponsored by the Chatham Artists Guild. 

Yay, it worked! 


Autumn Colors Blowsy Blooms

An abstract floral in autumn colors called "Blowsy Blooms. Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. 12 x 12 inches. Listed on my Etsy site.
Still raining here, it's been a week now.

"Blowsy Blooms" 
Kate Ladd
12 x 12 inches


The Lotus and the Luna Moth

I'm once again the featured artist at The Joyful Jewel, a gallery in downtown Pittsboro, NC. My show is open for the month of October, 2015 and it's titled "The Lotus and the Luna Moth". Here are some of the paintings that I am exhibiting.


Spring Mix New Mixed Media work

Some new pieces, currently on exhibit at the JOYFUL JEWEL in downtown Pittsboro, NC. 
More to come soon!

"Dragonflies" 12 x 12" 
acrylic with rubber stamps

"Picnic Guests" 12 x 12" 
acrylic with rubber ants


New Sunflower

New painting in my sunflower series. I love the way these two sunflowers look like they are having a conversation about the full moon. Available in my Etsy shop.   SOLD


Railroad Lily

Railroad Lilies used to grow along the railroad tracks and along country roads all over the country. Now they are prized for their wonderful color in private gardens. And unfortunately also prized by deer who seem to find them a delicious snack.

I just painted this small lily on an 8 x 10 inch gallery wrapped canvas. It will be for sale at
The Joyful Jewel for $48.00.



In April I'm going to be the featured artist at The Joyful Jewel, a gallery in Pittsboro, NC. I've been painting sunflowers all winter, and my show will include a series of the paintings that I've done. I have found that painting sunflowers on a cold dreary winter day is a very a very cheering thing to do - along with a cup of hot chocolate.
This is one of the paintings that will be in the show - unless it sells beforehand!
"Full Moon and Sunflower"   SOLD


It's getting to be beach time!

I'm looking forward to summer and trips to the beach! I love the beach fences and the way they create patterns and shadows on the dunes.
New painting, 8 x 8 inches, on a gallery wrapped canvas. It can be purchased through Pay Pal, and is only $45.00.


HAPPY NEW YEAR New mixed media painting !

Original painting with doors and windows looking into the past and the future. I have used images from my own personal history to create this mixed media piece. A photograph of my parents at the beach in Florida in 1940, a picture of the ship "Excalibur" that my great grandmother took to Europe in the 1930's when she was 80 years old, a map of France, an old postcard from a long gone friend, a page from an old dictionary, an exposition poster, a rubber stamp of a palm tree, an armchair to contemplate it all in, and lots of colors and textures in acrylic paint.

This piece is 24 x 30 inches x 1 1/2 inches deep. The edges are painted black and it is wired and ready to hang. Coated with a clear acrylic varnish for protection.

It can be purchased in my Etsy shop.

The Blue Door


More Garden Paintings - Showing now at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro, NC

I'm showing nine of my new garden paintings at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro, now through October 4th. The show is called "Summer Stories" and it is a 2 person show. The other artist is Cindy Bainbridge who is also a painter. She also makes incredible decorated birdhouses.
Here are a few of my new pieces in the show.

There will be a reception on Sunday Sept. 2nd from 4 to 6 PM.

"Goose in the Garden'
"Poppies Popping Through the Fence" 

"My Perfect Garden"

"Wild Summer Garden"


Harry Fonseca Indian Market Poster

I have a vintage shop on Etsy as well as the one where I sell my original artwork. This is a poster that I purchased in 1982 when I lived in Santa Fe. I understand that this poster is rather rare now. I have it for sale in my Etsy shop, Heronstreasures.   SOLD

61st Annual Indian Market
Poster by Harry Fonseca